Chiara Kuhns, Painting Conservator
Chiara is an
artist, an art historian, and a paintings and fresco conservator.
She is a real advocate of the arts and believes in the importance
of exposing, educating and preserving the primary sources of our
world's history. Born in Florence, Italy, Chiara has taken
advantage of the resources that this "mecca" of the art
world has to offer. Florence has allowed her to receive a BA in
Art History and complete a dual Masters degree in Museology and
Conservation of Paintings and Frescoes. In 2002 Chiara taught a
course on "The History and Art History of Florence" at
Gonzaga University in Florence.
Chiara has been a part of many
conservation teams in Florence, New York City, Chicago, and
Washington, D.C. In 1999 she joined the team at West Lake
Conservators in Skaneateles. She has been a dynamic member of West
Lake Conservators, helping conduct and organize workshops, being a
liaison to our colleagues in Italy, and being our resident expert
on Italian Renaissance and European paintings.